Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book, Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.Written and Directed by our very own Kilt Boy AKA Randall Wallace!
The Sweet Potato Queens® are back and bawdier than ever in Southern belle extraordinaire Jill Conner Browne’s ninth edition of the hysterical series. Having experienced pretty much ALL of the crappy parts of life, Browne feels it is her duty to render whatever assistance she can to her fellow sufferers — and she does so in her own inimitable fashion.
Her father taught her there are very few situations in life that we really and truly cannot change, and it is up to us to figure out how to either make fun OUT of them — or make fun OF them. And fortunately for the rest of us, Browne is well equipped for both. Including the exploits of the Queen contingent and her family, she delivers applicable tidbits like:
* Thinking or talking about watermelon can save any negative situation.
* If you get drunk in Scotland, you can’t have your cow with you.
* When sanity and reason fail, you can always cheerfully resort to ridicule.
* Denial means that every situation is perfectly perfect.
More fun than a Cracker Barrel full of monkeys, Fat Is the New 30 will change your life — or at least give you ideas for making fun of yourownself.
For fans of Bobby Coles’ earlier works, The Dummy Line and Moon Underfoot, you will really enjoy this new cast of characters in The Rented Mule (1 March 2014, Thomas & Mercer), his latest action-packed, psychological thriller set in and around Montgomery, Alabama.
Cooper Dixon should have it made, with a beautiful wife, Kelly, two great kids, and a thriving business. But things aren’t turning out how he expected. He and Kelly are caught in a never-ending cycle of arguments. In fact, Cooper can’t even remember the last time they had sex. Adding insult to injury, Cooper’s troubled business partner is scheming against him.
Cooper is on the verge of making a move that will change his life forever when fate intervenes by way of a motley crew of criminals. When the crew is hired by a mysterious client to kidnap Kelly and set up Cooper to take the fall, Cooper’s life goes completely off the rails. The cops quickly zero in on him as the prime suspect, and the combination of an attractive suburban mother, a workaholic husband, and a million-dollar insurance policy make for a killer motive–and the case becomes prime-time TV fodder.
With Kelly held sedated in the cellar of an abandoned mansion, Cooper races against time to find her before the crew turns her over to their client–whose plan to take down Cooper is far more sinister than anyone could imagine.
Eighteen months ago, stockbroker Jake Crosby and his daughter Katy narrowly survived a living nightmare at a remote Alabama hunting camp. To save Katy, Jake killed two men—men who were friends and business associates of notorious outlaw and drug-runner Ethan “Moon Pie” Daniels. That night, Moon Pie made a blood promise of revenge. And in Moon Pie’s dark world of violence, such promises are always kept.
Jake doesn’t regret what he did that night; he knows it was kill or be killed. But he can’t shake the feeling that the horror isn’t over, that Katy and his wife, Morgan, aren’t yet safe—and that retribution is coming. All he knows for sure is that he will do anything—everything—to protect his family. That’s a vow the dangerous Moon Pie will put to the ultimate test on a cold, moonless night deep in the heart of a river swamp.
Moon Underfoot, the riveting follow-up to Bobby Cole’s heart-stopping thriller The Dummy Line, deftly explores the perils of revenge…and the profound power of a husband and father’s love.
If you’re looking for the perfect book for your man or if you like a thrilling, suspenseful novel yourownself, you should get The Dummy Line by Bobby Cole.
Jake Crosby, a troubled stockbroker, has planned a weekend escape at his hunting camp with his nine-year-old daughter, Katy. In the middle of the night, a gang of redneck drug dealers attempts to break into the remote camp. The gang’s display of heinous intentions toward Jake and Katy causes Jake to make gut-wrenching decisions.
Running for their lives, Jake and Katy take the only escape route available, which leads them deep into Alabama’s Noxubee River swamp. Crazed with blood lust and demanding immediate vengeance for their own, the frenzied gang anticipates Jake’s desperate moves as they stalk them throughout the night.
Jake’s choices put into motion a sequence of events that threatens everyone associated with him, and an unwitting young couple who happen to be in the wrong place at the worst possible time.
“The Dummy Line” is an action-packed suspenseful novel that will keep readers on the edges of their seats and quite possibly out of the woods at night.
Randall Wallace, New York Times® Bestseller and writer-director-producer (Braveheart, Pearl Harbor, We Were Soldiers, Man in the Iron Mask) said, “Good novels grow out of a writer’s rich imagination and love for his subject, and Bobby Cole shows both in The Dummy Line. A walk through the woods will never be the same again.”
Multiple #1 New York Times® Bestseller, Jill Conner Browne, says, “Bobby Cole weaves just the right amount of humor into a thrilling story that otherwise would be way too scary for me to read. The Dummy Line single-handedly eliminates the threat of hunting camps being taken over by women and children.”
Bobby Cole, a Montgomery, Alabama, native, is President and COO of Mossy Oak® BioLogic®. He is an avid wildlife manager, hunter, and supporter of the Catch-A-Dream™ Foundation, who loves writing in his free time. Bobby lives with his wife and daughter in West Point, Mississippi. With his first novel, Bobby becomes a welcome addition to the list of illustrious storytellers that call Mississippi home.
Also known to us as KILTBOY, Randy is pretty perfect, as guys go, and as much as you’ve loved his movies (hel-lo? Braveheart, We Were Soldiers, Man in the Iron Mask, Pearl Harbor!)
If you saw Randy’s movie, Secretariat, in the theater, then you MUST buy your own copy to watch over and over again–that’s what we’ve done and what we’re going to do for his latest movie, Heaven is for Real.
RANDY HAS A NEW BOOK: The Touch.
Here’s the story line: Andrew Jones was once one of the few surgeons in the world to have that rare, God-given ability called The Touch. But after failing to save his young fiancée, Faith, at the scene of a car accident, Jones abandons his gift and shuns the operating room.
Lara Blair owns a Chicago-based biomedical engineering company developing a surgical tool that will duplicate precisely the movement of a surgeon’s hands, reducing or eliminating failed surgical procedures. Lara has pursued the best surgeons in the world to test this surgical tool, and all of them have failed.
As Lara pursues Jones’s skill for her project, Jones’s stubborn resistance cracks, and he begins to open up to her about the wounds that still haunt him. But when Jones discovers the urgency behind Lara’s work, he must choose to move beyond his past. As each is forced to surrender secret fears, they are bonded together through the lives of the people Jones serves and by the healing secret that Faith left behind.
And, when you come to the Parade, you can prolly get Randy to sign his books and DVD covers when you see him! He’s a Regular Spud Stud! Randy also founded Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity.
These are links to buy his movies; so go and get ’em: Heaven is for Real, Secretariat, We Were Soldiers (Ws Sub), The Man in the Iron Mask, Pearl Harbor (60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition) – (Two-Disc Set), Braveheart
The International Waterlily Collection in San Angelo, Texas, has been designated by the International Waterlily & Water Gardening Society (IWGS) as a premiere collection of lilies in existence. This collection is the life work of one man with the mind of a scientist, the heart of a poet and the soul that embodies preserving waterlily heritage for the generations to come. His name is Ken Landon. Ken is only able to display about ½ of 1% of the collection each year so there is always something new and wondrous to see.
This year, Ken created “Queen Jill” just for ME! Check it out by clicking on the photo.
I was in San Angelo, Texas, for the 26th Annual IWGS Symposium and Lilly Fest where “Queen Jill” made her World Premiere!
Kacey Jones is the O-fficial Songstress to THE Sweet Potato Queens®—her SPQ™ songs are sing-a-long MUSTS for all SPQ™ functions—and her non-SPQ™ stuff is nothing short of fabulous! “Donald Trump’s Hair” is Kacey’s latest CD release.
The hilarious title track will be released national to radio “just in time for the new season of Celebrity Apprentice,” says Kacey.
Among the many songs Kacey’s written for THE Sweet Potato Queens® are “Never Wear Panties to a Party” and “Well-behaved Women Rarely Make History.” And, there are two NEW songs especially for the the SPQ’s™ on “Donald Trump’s Hair:” “The Redheaded Man Would Would Not Move” and “Chocolate Stuff.” According to Kacey, “you can actually MAKE the Chocolate Stuff recipe by listening to the song! SWEET!!!
For all Kacey’s SPQ™ CDs, get ’em from OUR STORE BY CLICKING HERE.
And click Here for KACEYOKE! Downloads.
Ok–this guy may not have INVENTED the TRUFFLE–but he sure as hell PERFECTED IT. There is nothing else like these anywhere on earth. These truffles are EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS MY CHOCOLATE STUFF–that is how strongly I recommend these to you. There’s just nothing more I can say. Go to get ’em now at 5th Avenue Chocolatiere No need to thank me.
Animal Rescue Fund: Our very own Queen Pippa founded and runs this non-profit animal rescue group, in Jackson, Mississippi. ARF provides medical care, foster homes, and hopefully, “forever” homes for the animals they rescue. Many KATRINA-rescues were cared for and placed by ARF. This is a true Labor of Love–but Love ain’t enough–SEND MONEY! And don’t forget, You, too, can become a proud owner of a rescue puppy, by going to www.arfms.com
Arkansas’ lifestyle magazine that’s real, resourceful, refreshing. Featuring “Her Royal Highness” Jill Conner Browne.
Bill Fitzhugh is one of my oldest friends and I adore him. He also writes excellent, highly entertaining books! He has also been a Spud Stud in the past–and even though he’s been absent the last few years, don’t hold that against him. Maybe if we buy enough of his books, he’ll come back and play with us again? Worth a shot! Click on the book cover to the left for his latest or on the right for all of Bill’s Books
This is the only hospital in the state of Mississippi where any child can receive world-class medical care, regardless of their ability to pay. Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade is a fundraiser for Blair E. Batson every year. The Sweet Potato Queens® are proud to support this effort led by Malcolm White, parade founder. If you can’t come to the parade, you can still send your money to Friends of Children’s Hospital! Many Mississippi Kids say THANKS—and so do we!
The Life Blood of The Book Business: Independent booksellers are the reason books still exist today.
These fantastic folks from the quaint town of Grand Haven, Michigan, are publishing our First Big-Ass Novel Audio Version, The Sweet Potato Queens’ Guide to Raising Children for Fun and Profit. and AMERICAN THIGHS, The Sweet Potato Queens’ Guide to Preserving Your Assets. Get your copies today so you can hear me read to you on your computer at work–but don’t get caught laughing–, on a CD in the car, and on your MP3 player at the gym–or lollin’ about anywhere…you don’t even have to turn the pages.
OK, THIS is the place for cake and y’all know I do love cake. I have personally “sampled”—and by that, I mean eaten practically the whole thing myownself—the CARAMEL, the COCONUT, the YELLOW-CAKE-WITH-CHOCOLATE ICING and the CARROT-CAKE-WITH-CREAM-CHEESE-AND-CARAMEL-ICING and they are all every single one of ’em THE BEST CAKE EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE ENTIRE WORLD LIVING OR DEAD. I am not exaggerating. At all.
You call ’em up—I always talk to Becky—and they will ship ’em out pronto to just about anywhere. If you need a CLIENT GIFT or a present for somebody you REALLY LIKE A WHOLE LOT—send ’em one of these cakes. They come frozen—totally safe and perfect—In a tin. The only down side is waiting for them to thaw out before you eat them—patience is not my best quality and I have NONE where cake is concerned.
If I’m not going to eat the whole thing at one sitting, I cut the remainder into ME-SIZED portions (large) and put ’em in freezer bags and refreeze ’em. Then, when I need a CarolineCakeFix, I take one out, microwave it on “defrost” for a couple minutes—and omigosh! WARM CAKE! This works especially well with the CARAMEL CAKE. Get one (or several) for yourownself this very day. Who deserves it more than YOU?
Caroline Herveryownself and Becky are coming to the ’08 Parade, Lord willing, and bringing CAKE! We cannot WAIT!
The Hilton-Jackson is THE O-fficial Host Hotel for the Sweet Potato Queens® and Fondren’s Zippity Doo Dah® Parade Weekend Festivities–this place is TOTALLY QUEEN-FRIENDLY!
Please join us for the 2013 Million Queen™ March as part of the 3rd Annual Fondren’s Zippity Doo Dah® Parade and stay at the Hilton-Jackson ANYTIME you’re in town.
You best HURRY–the hotel is filling up at the fastest rate in history!!!
Life-changing for any woman living with abuse. Scripture-based, written by Marie Fortune, a minister–it refutes all the allegedly “Christian” directives commanding women to STAY in abusive situations. An hour to read–life-long attitude adjustments! Every woman should read this book–because it’s either happening to YOU or to SOMEONE YOU LOVE–every day. And for all of Marie’s Books
Larry L. King
Ok—not only did Larry L. write The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas—he also wrote about a gazillion other fabulous books and you will be a better person for having read them. If you ever get to meet him in person, demand that he sing Jesus On The Five-Yard Line for you—life-altering is all it is. You to easily get all of Larry’s Books here or click on the cover to the left for his fabulous Willie book.
Forget about Grammy’s, forget about soul-stirring music that’s well, unforgettable–Melissa Manchester is a True QUEEN! AND she’s writing the music for the Sweet Potato Queens Musical! Can you love her any MORE? Yes!–Just wait until you hear her latest CD–When I Look Down That Road…might as well buy ALL of Melissa’s music while you’re at it!
If you’re ever passing through Hattiesburg or Meridian, Mississippi–take a break and treat yourself to some fine dining at one of Robert’s restaurants, CRESCENT CITY GRILL, PURPLE PARROT CAFE or MAHOGANY BAR–and then you can cook up some of his recipes for yourownself when you get back home. Every single thing in his books comes out eggzackly right for me–every time. He be good. Buy Robert’s Books! Not only are the recipes perfect, he’s also a gifted, funny writer!
You HAVE to try EVERYTHING FROM Robert’s new product line of goodies!!!! CLICK HERE!
EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about writing and more importantly–GETTING PUBLISHED–and even more important than THAT–GETTING PUBLICITY for your book after you get it published–is in Robyn’s books. She is the most generous genius in the world to share all this with us! Click here to get started with all her books: Robyn’s Books
If we start listing all the accomplishments of this guy–there won’t be any room on this whole site for ME and I can’t have THAT! Suffice it to say, Rupert Holmes is about 8 of the most talented people I’ve ever met in my life–only he’s just the one guy. I am out of my MIND with joy that he is writing the book for The Sweet Potato Queens‘ musical! Until that’s onstage–entertain yourselves with Mr. Holmes books, cds, and movies.
“What would my mother say?” As former Worldwide Head of Television for the William Morris Agency, Sam Haskell asked himself that same question more than once in his long career. Sam has handled the hottest stars and packaged the highest-rated shows. But he didn’t land those opportunities by acting like the agents we see on Entourage. His Mississippi roots—and, above all, his devoted and indomitable mother Mary—instilled in him values of faith, integrity, and honor that made this small-town boy successful beyond his wildest dreams, and still guide him to this day.
In PROMISES I MADE MY MOTHER (Ballantine Hardcover; April 28, 2009), Sam reveals how the pledge he made to his mamma to live a decent life allowed him to thrive—not only as a husband and father, but in the cut-throat, shark-infested waters of Hollywood.
This is the band that I want to play at my funeral—and every other Special Occasion I can think of! You have never seen such Energy in your life—if we could harness it somehow, the USA could be oil-free in no time! Rousing tunes played with BOUNDLESS enthusiasm—this incredible marching band is The Cure for Whatever Ails You.
Writing the lyrics for the Sweet Potato Queens Musical is Oscar® nominee, multiple #1 songwriter, and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Sharon Vaughn!
Southern Beverage Company and Michelob Ultra are the sponsors of The Sweet Potato Queens® & Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade 2008 Weekend Festivities!!!
Many Queens have already helped Wells–my home church–with the on-going Katrina Recovery Effort. There is STILL SO MUCH work to be done–and Wells pledges to use EVERY PENNY you contribute in DIRECT aid to someone on the devastated Mississippi Gulf Coast. (They’ll also put you to work yourownself if you come down!)